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D.C. police combat evolving black market for stolen cellphones

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who shamed the telecommunications industry into helping stop a spike in violent cellphone robberies last year, has turned her attention to the sudden arrival of automated vending machines that offer cash for used phones. The new machines -- which look and work like ATMs -- encourage the theft of cellphones, Lanier told D.C. Council members during an oversight...

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